Right on 7th Avenue, the Italian Club helps honor Tampa's Italian history

Mar 30, 2022 252

BY: Jillian Ramos

A walk on 7th Avenue in Ybor City is full of history, especially in one of the most historic buildings. The Italian Club sits proudly on 7th Avenue, it was founded in 1894 as a mutual aid society and was one of many clubs that was created for immigrants to get help with healthcare, a job or even a mortgage.

The library was a place where many immigrants, no matter their nationality, could come learn to read and write in English. "Our library was open to anyone that wanted to come in to learn to read and write. So there was a natural community there. I think that that's coming back. I think it's ironic what's happened over the last couple of years, that people really want a sense of belonging. 

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